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Lead Mechanical Engineer
Auburn Hills, MI
$100k - $120k / Year

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Posted 3/21/2017

Required Skills

  • Must be able to conceptualize, plan and develop small electro-mechanical devices and mechanisms
  • Must be able to perform strength of material and static force calculations
  • Must have the ability to design springs and perform spring force / stress calculations is required
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Must have mechanical aptitude to work with tools in tearing down product assemblies
  • Must be able to multi-task, plan and organize work efficiently and effectively
  • Must be able to work in a cross functional team and be able to effectively communicate ideas
  • Must be able to present engineering data and progress directly to customers
  • Must be self-sufficient and be able to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have experience with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Must have experience with DFMEA, DFM, DFA
  • Must have experience in performing tolerance stacks
  • Must have experience dimensioning and applying tolerances to components and assemblies
  • Must have a working knowledge of GD&T principles
  • Must have experience with design for manufacturability / assembly (mechanisms, metal stampings, plastic injection molded parts, die cast parts, gears etc.)
  • Must have 3D modeling experience (Pro-E, UG / NX or CATIA V5)
  • Must have experience in designing gears and performing gear calculations
  • Must have experience in formal root cause analysis methodology
  • Red X or 8D is preferred
  • Must have experience in working with CAE analysis team (FEA, ADAMS, Moldflow etc.)
  • BSME or related technical degree is required
  • 5-15 years minimum experience in product development required
  • Previous project leadership required
  • Product design experience of electro-mechanical systems is preferred
  • Good oral and written English language skills
  • German and / or Spanish language knowledge desirable
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Ability to effectively represent information and respond to questions in a meeting environment

Job Description

  • Begins to mentor other team members as directed by Engineering Manager
  • Supports Product strategy activities as directed by Engineering Manager
  • Responsible for product design, engineering and development of assigned programs
  • Creates and maintains DFMEA
  • Initiates Engineering Change Notices for engineering changes
  • Leads multi-disciplined design reviews on programs assigned
  • Understands, interprets, and applies design solutions based on CAE analysis
  • Maintains BOM on assigned products
  • Writes Engineering Change Orders for engineering changes
  • Coordinates prototype builds on assigned programs, including development of prototype build control plan
  • Works closely with manufacturing engineers and purchasing on component procurement
  • Performs Design Review by Test Result (DRBTR) teardown analysis of passing and failing test parts
  • Performs root cause analysis for test or production issues
  • Monitors individual program status and reports this information to Engineering Manager and Program Manager
  • Represents Company in weekly Program Development Team meetings with customer
  • Utilizes the Program Development Process (PDP) for program implementation
  • Utilizes the Knowledge Management System (SKMS) for communicating engineering-related program deliverables
  • Reports progress to manager both verbally and in writing as required
  • Generates and implements cost reduction ideas
  • Uses engineering tools and methods to assure design quality, mentors others in there use and learning of these tools
  • Periodic travel to customer, suppliers, and other facilities is required (~10%)
  • Leads VAST initiatives and global teams as required
  • Interfaces with global customers, partners, and suppliers as required

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